Remote Desktop Options for Better Performance

Here are some quick changes you can make to Remote Desktop Connection options for better performance.

1. In the Display Tab, choose a lower color depth. The less colors, the better.

Remote Desktop Connection

2. In the Local Resources tab, unselect Printers. I find the Clipboard option useful, so I keep that checked. If you don’t need to copy paste between your local and remote PC, you can disable this as well.

Local Resources tab

3. Still on the Local Resources tab, click on Remote Audio Settings. In the Remote audio playback section, click on “Do not play”.

Remote Audio Settings

4. In the Experience tab, uncheck all options except for “Persistent bitmap caching”.

Experience tab

And here’s an extra tip. If you find the need to transfer files between the local and remote PCs, you can go to the Local Resources tab and click on “More …”. From there you can select the drive you wish to use during the remote session.

More tips


Delete Files Older Than N Days

Here’s how to delete files older than N days. We are using N = 7.

Linux

find /base-dir-to-delete -mtime +7 -type f -delete

You can test the command by removing “-delete”.

Windows 7

forfiles -p "c:\base-dir-to-delete" -s -m *.* /D -7 /C "cmd /c del @path"

You can test by replacing “del” with “echo”.